(TOPEKA, Kan.)—The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has updated the School and Child Care Immunization Information for the 2012-13 school year at www.kdheks.gov/immunize/schoolInfo.htm.
The information is based on the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommendations and the consensus of the Governor's Child Health Advisory Committee Immunization Work Group.
Changes for the 2012-13 school are minimal.
Each required vaccination increased by one grade level.
Vaccination requirements such as Hepatitis B have been phased in over the past years.
The 2012-13 school year will be the first year that all students will be required to have a complete three-dose Hepatitis B vaccination series.
The Bureau of Disease Control and Prevention supports public health by assessing problems and consulting on the appropriate medical and administrative measures to prevent and control single cases and outbreaks of disease.
This is accomplished by applying epidemiologic processes and providing core public health services to intervene in the spread of infectious diseases.